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How to embrace tech to help manufacturing clients attract, retain workers

JE Dunn’s design management director describes a range of innovations that make it easier for customers to staff their plants.

Technological advancements are happening every day. Whether in big or small ways, technology plays a role in how nearly everyone across the globe lives and does business, helping people and companies find solutions to problems of almost any scale. As advancement continues, why not find ways to further embrace technology when it comes to addressing problems within the industrial space, too?

A lingering labor shortage has hung over the labor market for contractors and their clients, notes Drew Overmiller, vice president and design management director at JE Dunn Construction. “For the past few years, the labor market has faced considerable challenges, putting strains on project timelines for contractors,” Overmiller says. “More than 74% of manufacturers cited the inability to attract and retain employees as their top primary challenge, according to a second quarter report from the National Association of Manufacturers. This same issue is also affecting industrial clients looking to hire staff once facilities are built.”

While the first thought of many may not be to turn to technology for such a problem, that has been the approach of JE Dunn as they look to find ways to help their clients tackle this looming labor issue. Utilizing Atlanta-based technology partner, Aptitude Intelligent Integration, JE Dunn is embracing the role technology plays and how modern touches can impact the overall employee experience and eventually the culture at facilities.

With the help of Aptitude, JE Dunn can deliver clients fully designed and integrated systems and services for industrial buildings that create an environment that makes workers want to return. By incorporating technology such as automation tools, spot cooling and much more, such collaboration has already shown an increase in efficiency, safety and comfortability for employees, as well as time savings for clients. General contractors can benefit from similar partnerships by integrating technology into operations.

Learn more from Overmiller as he details how embracing technology can have widespread benefits for manufacturing clients in an article publish by Construction Dive linked below.

How to embrace tech to help manufacturing clients attract, retain workers
ConstructionDive
By Drew Overmiller
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Drew Overmiller
Design Management Director

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